Yang Yao graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music. He is now a teaching assistant of the programme Music Education (junior college programme) at the School of Education, The Open University of China. He is a course leader for Piano, Vocal Music, Celebrated Musicians and Classical Music, Basic Music Theory, Chorus and Conducting, Sight Singing and Ear Training, and Piano Improvisational Accompaniment. His research interest is in music education. His research achievements include: participation in the compilation of degree education vocal teaching materials Vocal Music Collection.